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BREEAM certificate

The “Origo” shopping centre has obtained the world’s leading building sustainability assessment method’s BREEAM certification with the highest final rating among all shopping centres in the Baltic States. The “Origo” project emphasizes high standards of energy efficiency, water use and solutions to ensure accessbility for all segments of the society, as well as other sustainability standards.

Construction of Origo

ORIGO was constructed on an already previously built plot, with minimum environmental impact (linden trees along Elizabetes Street, greeneries along Satekles Street, as well as in the green gardens on terraces of Origo One business centre).

Our goal

Our goal is to preserve the environment for future generations we have and even improve it.

Convenient for everyone

For the convenience of “Origo” shopping centre visitors, a drinking water filler stand has been installed, a medical aid room has been outfitted, the centre is also now conveniently accessible to people with reduced mobility via the specially equipped elevators, and the building is now also adapted to the needs of the visually impaired customers – there are Braille signs in the elevators and on the handrails in the staircases. “Origo” is one of the first shopping centres in the Baltics to introduce tactile guides in the building, which allow visitors with visual impairments to move around comfortably. The building is also designed with families and children in mind – there is an interactive play wall, children and parents’ space, as well as special parking spaces allocated for families and other amenities.

““In our work on the “Origo” expansion project, we wanted to become a model for shopping centres in terms of implementing sustainability standards, environmental accessibility and in terms of creating a comfortable environment for both employees and visitors. For a year now, we have been open to visitors, constantly improving the conditions of environmental accessibility and introducing new solutions, all of which allow us to say that our centre is a safe, environmentally friendly, and suitable shopping place for everyone. It is a pleasure that the “Origo” is the first shopping centre in the Baltics to receive a BREEAM rating of “Excllent” (i.e.,> 70%)”.”

Andis Kublačovs, project director of “Linstow Baltic”, the project developer.

The highest scores were received in the following categories:

  • transport (100%);
  • water (100%);
  • land use & ecology (90%);
  • waste (86%);
  • energy (79%).

Additional source about BREEAM in Latvia